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  • 'Can’t Let Go' by Heaven’s Basement - Free MP3

    February 12, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Heaven’s BasementSong: "Can’t Let Go"Album: Filthy Empire “The song 'Can't Let Go' is about the line between infatuation and obsession," Sid Glover tells Rolling Stone.  "It was written to sound like an adoring love song but in reality, if you read it literally, it's a creepy song about a guy who is actually keeping a girl prisoner."    | More »

  • 'Truth Be Told' by Kevin Seconds - Free MP3

    February 11, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Kevin SecondsSong: "Truth Be Told"Album: Off Stockton "The song was initially written as a full-on old time-y gospel song with a bluesy, belter of a singer like Janis Joplin singing the lead parts," Kevin Seconds tells Rolling Stone. "I tried recording it that way but about midway through realized that I was no blues or gospel singer and it would feel just as nice, sparse, and quietly done.”  | More »

  • 'Kiss Me Darling' by Twin Forks - Free MP3

    February 10, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Twin ForksSong: "Kiss Me Darling"Album: Twin Forks "There is nothing better than coming home to the person you love," Chris Carrabba tells Rolling Stone. "That is the theme of 'Kiss Me Darling'. "Life is a winding road but with the right person it continues to lead you to each other over and over.”   | More »

  • 'Joy' by Stone Jack Jones - Free MP3

    February 7, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Stone Jack JonesSong: "Joy" Album: Ancestor "You are dying. You are in pain. Excruciating pain. We whisper to you 'Joy's a coming... Joy's a coming. Hang on.' And joy does comes," Stone Jack Jones says of his track "Joy." She is real. A beautiful large Jamacian woman with a melodious voice and a smile to light the room, bearing drugs to comfort and help you dream your way to the other side. She also fixes your hair. This happened in a room in Atlanta where my moth...  | More »

  • 'Summer Cookout' by Dontae Winslow + Winslow Dynasty - Free MP3

    February 6, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Dontae Winslow + Winslow Dynasty feat. QuestloveSong: "Summer Cookout" Album: Enter The Dynasty "'Summer Cookout' was an amazing opportunity for me to explore the more soulful roots of jazz and its gospel/quartet roots," Dontae Winslow tells Rolling Stone. "I love the trumpet going through a Hendrix style wahwah pedal for the main melody, because it catches the listener off guard. Questlove recorded the drums at his studio with his unique tuning and sounds that only he gets...  | More »

  • 'Verlaine Shot Rimbaud' by Lydia Loveless - Free MP3

    February 5, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Lydia LovelessSong: "Verlaine Shot Rimbaud"Album: Somewhere Else "I was reading quite a bit of poetry for inspiration when I was writing the album, and Paul Verlaine's work was particularly influential," Lydia Loveless tells Rolling Stone. "He's such a Debbie Downer. I love the story of him shooting Arthur Rimbaud in a drunken rage and not even doing a very good job at it. The song is based off that, but also any power struggle of a relationship, particularly a creativ...  | More »

  • 'Velvet Skin' by Joseph King - Free MP3

    February 4, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Joseph KingSong: "Velvet Skin"Album: Wanderlusting "This song isn't about the end of a romantic relationship," Joseph King tells Rolling Stone. "It's about the moment of realization that you've become someone you're not, or don't want to be, relative to a certain person or situation, and no one is the better for it. Walking away is simply a matter of self-preservation, and the gentlest thing you can do for everyone's sake."  | More »

  • 'Duane Allman' by Amy Ray - Free MP3

    January 31, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Amy RaySong: "Duane Allman"Album: Goodnight Tender "I was listening to The Allman Brothers when I was a young kid in the 70’s. There was something so defiant yet vulnerable in their songs. It was my first taste of what I would love about southern rock boys," Amy Ray tells Rolling Stone. "I was so young that it didn’t even dawn on me that Duane had died, but when I did realize it, it was my rock and roll coming of age. Susan Tedeschi of Tedeschi Trucks Band graciously agre...  | More »

  • 'Future One' by Cassorla - Free MP3

    January 30, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Cassorla  Song: "Future One" (feat. Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes)  Album: Amigos"'Future One' came out of a phone call from a friend telling the story of his Friday night," Ben Cassorla tells Rolling Stone. "He had a giant fight with his lady and then, because they live together, he attempted to sleep a foot away from her still seething in anger. I loved the idea of two people humming with emotion inches away from each other. When I talked to Taylor about singi...  | More »

  • 'Adder(f)all' by Tei Shi - Free MP3

    January 28, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Tei ShiSong: "Adder(f)all"Album: Saudade (EP)"The song came about from taking three different ideas I had for separate songs and joining them into one," Valerie Teicher tells Rolling Stone. "Instead of making a really structured song I just looped these three sections/melody lines over one another, building them up and layering with harmonies. It was originally acapella and when the instrumentals were added it really came into it's own."    | More »

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